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Prespa Lake Basin Inception Report

The Prespa region, combining the two Prespa Lakes (Mikri and Macro) and their catchment basin, is shared by Albania, Greece and the FYR of FYR of Macedonia. The international ecological significance of the area, and especially the need for sustainable water management for the benefit of both nature and the inhabitants, led to the establishment of the Prespa Park – the first transboundary protected area in the Balkans – with a Joint Declaration of the Prime Ministers of the three littoral countries, in February 2000. Following the Declaration, an interim joint body, the Prespa Park Coordination Committee (PPCC), was established by the three Governments, for the coordination of planning and implementing activities in the region.

1537: Integrated Ecosystem Management in the Prespa Lakes Basin of Albania, FYR-Macedonia and Greece

15 Apr 2010


Prespa Lake Basin Inception Report.pdf